2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:72A-12.8 - Issuance of bonds, notes.
18A:72A-12.8 Issuance of bonds, notes.
8. a. The authority shall from time to time issue bonds or notes, in accordance with the provisions of the "New Jersey educational facilities authority law," N.J.S.18A:72A-1 et seq., and in an amount sufficient to finance the loans provided under P.L.2000, c.56 (C.52:27D-198.7 et al.) and to finance the administrative costs associated with the approval process and the issuance of the bonds or notes, up to a total amount not to exceed $90,000,000; except that all administrative costs associated with the approval process and the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations shall not be included within the total aggregate principal amount of the bonds, notes or other obligations issued; the term of any bond so issued shall not exceed 15 years. In computing the foregoing limitation as to amount, there shall be excluded all bonds which shall be issued for refunding purposes, provided that the refunding shall be determined by the authority to result in a debt service savings. The authority shall issue the bonds or notes in such manner as it shall determine in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1993, c.375 (C.18A:72A-49 et al.) and the "New Jersey educational facilities authority law," N.J.S.18A:72A-1 et seq., provided that no bonds or notes shall be issued pursuant to this section without the prior written consent of the State Treasurer.
b.Bonds or notes issued pursuant to P.L.2000, c.56 (C.52:27D-198.7 et al.) shall not be in any way a debt or liability of the State or of any political subdivision thereof other than the authority and shall not create or constitute any indebtedness, liability or obligation of the State or of any political subdivision thereof, or be or constitute a pledge of the faith and credit of the State or of any political subdivision thereof, but all bonds or notes, unless funded or refunded by the bonds or notes of the authority, shall be payable solely from revenues of funds pledged or available for their payment as authorized by P.L.2000, c.56 (C.52:27D-198.7 et al.). Each bond shall contain on its face a statement to the effect that the authority is obligated to pay the principal thereof, redemption premium, if any, or the interest thereon only from revenue or funds of the authority and that neither the State nor any political subdivision thereof is obligated to pay the principal thereof, redemption premium, if any, or interest thereon and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State or of any political subdivision thereof is pledged to the payment of the principal of, redemption premium, if any, or the interest on the bonds.
c.The State of New Jersey does hereby pledge to and covenant and agree with the holders of any bonds or notes issued pursuant to the authorization hereunder that the State shall not limit or alter the rights or powers hereby vested in the authority to perform and fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the bonds or notes, or to fix, establish, charge and collect such rents, fees, rates, payments, or other charges as may be convenient or necessary to produce sufficient revenues to meet all expenses of the authority and to fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the bonds and notes, together with interest thereon, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceedings by or on behalf of the holders, until the bonds and notes, together with interest thereon, are fully met and discharged or provided for.
d.The State Treasurer is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with the authority pursuant to which the State Treasurer, subject to available appropriations, shall pay the amount necessary to pay the principal and interest on bonds, notes and other obligations of the authority issued pursuant to P.L.2000, c.56 (C.52:27D-198.7 et al.) plus any amounts payable in connection with an agreement authorized under subsection (g) of N.J.S.18A:72A-8.
e.To assure the continued operation and solvency of the dormitory safety trust fund program, the authority shall require that if a school or institution of higher education fails or is unable to pay to the authority in full, when due, any obligation of the institution to the authority, an amount sufficient to satisfy the deficiency shall be retained by the State Treasurer from State aid or an appropriation payable to the institution. As used in this section, "obligation of the school or institution" means any amount payable by the school or institution for dormitory safety facilities pursuant to an agreement with the authority.
The amount retained by the State Treasurer shall be deducted from the corresponding appropriation or apportionment of State aid payable to the school or institution of higher education and shall not obligate the State to make, or entitle the school or institution to receive, any additional appropriation or apportionment.
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